Hattie Button Misses Dinner and David Makes a Mistake

Me: It’s lovely to have my sisters and Hattie Button here, isn’t it?

Nell: Yes, it’s delightful to have family visiting and to finally meet her at last. Shame we lost the football but we played well.

Me: You were all a bit boisterous at first. She was overwhelmed.

Nell: I’m afraid David doesn’t do restrained as you know.

Me: No. If he wasn’t my darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy I could be quite annoyed with him.

Nell: Hattie Button is a very well behaved young animal.

Me: Unlike some.

Nell: Whatever do you mean?

Me: I’m afraid we’re going to have to address the elephant in the room, Nell.

Nell: Please don’t tell me that elephant is lost again.

Me: What elephant?

Nell: The one who was separated from the herd.

Me: I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Nell: Got on the wrong plane. Ended up in Devon. It was all over the news.

Me: Not my news.

Nell: You should read the Daily Growl more thoroughly.

Me: Maybe I should.

Nell: What elephant are you talking about then?

Me: Hattie Button’s missing dinner and the theft of Foxy, her favourite toy.

Nell: David says he ate her dinner by mistake.

Me: He cleaned the bowl thoroughly.

Nell: A tidy bowl is a tidy mind. I’ve told you that before.

Me: It was unacceptable behaviour.

Nell: It wasn’t his finest hour.

Me: And then he stole Foxy.

Nell: He borrowed it for a while.

Me: Three times.

Nell: He gave it back.

Me: Only when I made him.

Nell: Moving on, Poppy says Sunday roast will be on the table at 2pm.

Me: Dave better not steal Hattie’s lunch.

Nell: It was a mistake. Let’s enjoy Sunday songs together and be thankful for family.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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